Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Blog to Educate

If you have spent any time at all combing the internet for news and/or advice regarding nursing home abuse, you've no doubt stumbled upon Jonathon Rosenfeld's Nursing Home Abuse Blog. Through his frequent updates and pertinent analysis, Rosenfeld has established a real and dependable source for information and guidance aimed at helping victims and their families attain justice for wrongs perpetrated at nursing homes, by home health aids, or even by other family members. Nursing Home Abuse Blog References Messa & Mininno Last week, Jonathon referenced the Messa & Associates Blog in a post about fellow law firms taking into their own … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: Family Misled on Severity of Injuries

A nursing home in Canyon, Texas may face criminal charges after 81-year-old Bill West was beaten by another male resident. On July 29, the man hit West five times in the face resulting in several broken bones, his jaw broken in five places, a broken eye socket and cheek bone. He remained at the Sky West Assisted Living Center by Shaw for two days after the beating with “no indication of medical care for those days — or very little,” said Assistant Randall County Criminal District Attorney Richard Gore. He was taken to a hospital and died 20 days later. According to a forensic pathologist, West died of pneumonia, resulting from blunt-force … [Read more...]

Elder Abuse Lawyers Report on Man Killed by Bed Sores

As elder abuse lawyers, we’ve seen and heard it all when it comes to nursing home residents and bedsores. But occasionally, a story or case comes along that is so severe it shocks us. Ross Rasmussen, 58, is facing charges of severe elder abuse after the death of an 86 year old manunder his care. The man suffered a stroke that left him unable to move or speak. He was staying in a “remotely-operated” care home where Rasmussen worked. Rasmussen is a registered nurse and was the case manager for the man which meant that he was supposed to monitor his condition and provide the necessary care. Rasmussen is pleading no contest to the … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys Fight for Son of Woman Killed by Bed Sores

Lois Pierce was spending time at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center in Tennessee. Bed sore attorneys say that she was transferred from that center on April 7th, 2008 when she began developing small pressure sores. The woman was moved to Pigeon Forge Care and Rehab in hopes of treating the minor bed sores. Only one month later, Lois Pierce tragically passed away after she was removed from there and taken to an emergency room to treat massive bed sores which became infected and had reached stage four. The appellate court’s summary of the case stated “on May 7, 2008, she died when her organs failed as a result of the infections.” Health Care … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys Advise: It’s All in The Family

Tiffany Duthu, a 35 year-old woman, was found guilty of neglecting her paralyzed mother, Clara. Clara Duthu passed away due to untreated bed sores which soon became infected. Now, the daughter faces up to fifteen years in prison after being convicted of cruelty and negligent homicide. Bed Sore lawyers discovered that Tiffany is the second family member who has been charged in this death already. Her father, Joseph, is currently serving a two year sentence in prison, while another daughter, Tessie Breaux is scheduled to go on trial later in 2011. Woman Lived in Horrid Conditions Prior to Death Clara Duthu passed away at Leonard J. … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Today in the United States, there are more than one million elderly individuals living in nursing home establishments. Most families resort to nursing homes because their loved ones require moderate to extensive assistance with basic needs and medical care; care that they can no longer provide. The biggest problem in nursing homes, however, is neglect. These basic needs and medical care that should be provided consistently and in conjunction with a doctor's orders are neglected, or not carried out correctly. Annually, there are over 20,000 complaints of nursing home neglect, which represents only a fraction of the total instances, as recent … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: When Untreated, Pressure Ulcers are Deadly

An elderly South australian woman, Barbara Piro, died at age 91 after she was left alone while her daughter took a vacation. The woman shared a home with her daughter, Susan Piro, in Adelaide, Australia prior to her death in 2008. The daughter is a practicing nurse who had provided and cared for her mother for nearly twenty years before she elected to travel to the United States. Susan Piro left food and water next to her mother's bed when she departed for America on October 16. Bed sore lawyers say that only one week later, Barbara Piro was dead due to infected bed sores and a broken ankle. Elderly Woman Could Have Been … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Lawyers: New Beds to Limit Pressure Ulcers?

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto has uncovered some startling facts that could lead to a diminished number of pressure ulcer injuries and decreasing healthcare costs. Bed sore lawyers say that an investment in pressure-reduction mattresses should alleviate the stress on the skin of elderly patients in hospitals and nursing home facilities across the country. Although bed sores are often overlooked, they pose a significant danger to elderly individuals. Inexpensive Solution to an Expensive Healthcare Problem On average, research has shown that the process to upgrade to pressure-reduction mattresses would … [Read more...]

Bed Sore Attorneys: Woman Sues Nursing Home After Husband’s Death

Josephine Ferhat, an 83 year old Nevada woman, hit a temporary road block in her search for justice. Ferhat's husband, William, had died in a nursing home due to what Josephine suspects was neglect. Ferhat brought a lawsuit against TLC Long Term Care Center but Judge Jennifer Togliatti, of Clark County, granted summary judgment in favor of TLC. In a large win for Ferhat, the Nevada Supreme Court overturned the district judge and stated that Josephine Ferhat should have been granted more time to gather evidence. Bed sore attorneys say that the plaintiff will now be able to continue her lawsuit against the nursing home. Nursing Home Neglect … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss Bed Sores – Stage IV

This is the fourth and final post in a series detailing the differences in the stages of bed sores. Our professionals represents clients all over the New Jersey and Philadelphia region with bed sore related injuries and is writing this series to inform the patients and their families about the different stages of bed sores, and their legal rights. This post is about Stage IV bed sores, the most serious and deadly stage. Are Stage IV bed sores preventable? Stage IV bed sores are horrifying wounds that cause incredible damage to the health of a person. If you or your loved one has a Stage IV bed sore that is currently not being treated, … [Read more...]